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Harvey is the 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase about a man with an imaginary friend. Subsequent to its creation, the text has been adapted for a television series and a film starring James Stewart.

Harvey focuses on the likeable character of Elwood P. Dowd, a man who people enjoy spending time with. There is only one problem, he is best friends with a 6ft, three and a half inch tall rabbit named Harvey.

Elwood’s bossy and socially aware older sister, Veta, cannot accept her brother for his quirks, especially Harvey. In a desperate attempt to change her sibling, Veta has him committed to an asylum and thus, a comedy of errors ensues!

James Dreyfus stars as Elwood with Maurine Lipman as Veta. Other cast members include Amanda Boxer as Miss Ethel Chauvenet, Felicity Deanas Betty Chumley, David Bamber as William R. Chumley, Desmond Barrit as Judge Omar Gaffney, Linal Haft as E J Lofgren, Jack Hawkins as Lyman Sanderson , Youssef Kerkour as Duane Wilso, Ingrid Oliver as Myrtle Mae Simmons and Sally Scott as Nurse Ruth Kelly.

Creative Team

Mary ChaseWriter
Lindsay PosnerDirector
Peter McKintoshDesigner
Howard HarrisonLighting Designer
Paul GroothuisSound Designer
Ken LudwigAdditional Dialogue
Matthew ScottComposer
Ginny Schiller CDGCasting Director
Kate Plantin CDGCasting Director
Don GregoryProducer
Birmingham Repertory TheatreProducer